To paint the feeling of a person or place, rather than a representation of your subject can be quite the task. An artist must be able to interpret their impression into nothing but line, texture, color and form. Through her abstract work, Los Angeles artist Julie Schumer gives us fleeting glimpses into the world around her.
Through her use of color, expression, and texture, each canvas is given a sense of place. You can feel the swish of people rushing by, feel the shade between the canyon walls, sense the warmth of the sun beating down.
Just as music can abstractly transport us to another time and place, so can art like Julie’s. It speaks to us visually, perhaps not in a language we speak, yet one that can understand.
To see more of Julie Schumer’s work, please visit her website. Her work can currently be seen at several galleries across the country– see her website for more info on one near you!
All images are via the artist’s website.